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Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager

The Francis Crick Institute - Facilities & Infrastructure

Location: London
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: R413

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed term, Full time

Short summary

As part of delivering on its ambition, the Crick has an increasing need for strong project management capability to deliver on projects that potentially involve several operational areas (e.g. HR, Health & Safety, Legal, Facilities, ITO) as well as the Science groups that are the core purpose of the Institute. Collaboration is at the heart of the Crick so projects may also include working with external organisations, typically in the pharmaceutical and academic sectors.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the sponsor and senior stakeholders to agree the scope of the specific projects, the options for delivery and, where needed, the business case to support the options.
  • Managing the planning and set up of the projects so that there is a clear and commonly agreed view of the control parameters of the project i.e. the scope, plan, resources, costs, dependencies and the risks and issues that need to be managed.
  • Driving delivery of the designated projects to time, cost and quality, ensuring that all team members, sponsors and stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities and are held to account.
  • Monitoring and reporting progress against plan through regular reviews, project controls and validation of project work streams, proactively managing risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, ensuring that these are identified, mitigated or escalated as necessary
  • Work closely with sponsors and their representatives to ensure projects are delivered in line with customer expectations including business case and benefits management
  • Where the project includes a technology layer, working closely with IT to ensure that options are aligned with the ITO strategy as well as meeting the needs of the stakeholders.  
  • Manage external and internal suppliers to ensure quality delivery, specifying all deliverables and ensuring timely, accurate and consistent completion

 About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 06 October 2021.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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